EVENTS

Japan Village in New York City is a bustling hub of cultural exchange, offering an exciting array of regular events that showcase the vibrant spirit of Japan. Visitors and locals are treated to captivating performances, such as traditional taiko drumming, enchanting tea ceremonies, and mesmerizing arts demonstrations.

Artisanal workshops provide a hands-on experience, allowing attendees to learn the art of origami, calligraphy, and Ikebana floral arrangements.Culinary enthusiasts can savor the diverse flavors of Japan through themed food festivals, offering a delightful journey into the world of sushi, ramen, and other dishes.

Summer Festival Event at Japan Village.
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Japan Local Specialty Fair

The Loft (Japan Village 2nd Floor)

2/22-2/25/2024

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Savor the rich flavors of Japan at the Japan Local Specialty Fair, hosted by JFCA! Over four delightful days from February 22nd to 25th, immerse yourself in a culinary journey showcasing the authentic tastes of various regions in Japan. From delectable dishes to unique local specialties, this fair is a celebration of Japan's diverse gastronomic offerings. Join us for an unforgettable experience as we bring the essence of Japan's local flavors to you.

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BookOff 2 Year Anniversary Celebration

The Loft (Japan Village 2nd Floor)

2/24 & 2/25/2024

11AM - 7PM

Join us in celebrating BookOff's remarkable two-year journey! As we commemorate this milestone, prepare for exciting surprises and special events. Dive into the Anime Mystery Bags, filled with curated surprises, and don't miss your chance to participate in the Fubuki Raffle for a shot at exclusive prizes. BookOff's 2 Year Anniversary promises a day filled with joy, excitement, and a celebration of all things literary and animated. Come be a part of the festivities and share the love for books and anime!
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Mystery Bags of Anime Goods for Sale - $30 Each

Every mystery bag includes a figurine, and some may even have over $100 worth of figurines!

Get a chance to win exciting prizes with every $20 spent. Lucky draw prizes include $100, $50, and $20 Bookoff Gift Cards

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Happy Hour at Sake's Bar

Japan Village Food Court

FRIDAYS

4-7PM

Kick off your Fridays with a delightful evening at Sake's Bar during our Happy Hour! Every Friday from 4-7 PM, enjoy $2 off your favorite beers and $1 off Sake and Chuuhais. Unwind in the heart of Japan Village's food hall and start your weekend on a delightful note.

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Japan Local Specialty Fair

The Loft (Japan Village 2nd Floor)

2/22-2/25/2024

Time

Savor the rich flavors of Japan at the Japan Local Specialty Fair, hosted by JFCA! Over four delightful days from February 22nd to 25th, immerse yourself in a culinary journey showcasing the authentic tastes of various regions in Japan. From delectable dishes to unique local specialties, this fair is a celebration of Japan's diverse gastronomic offerings. Join us for an unforgettable experience as we bring the essence of Japan's local flavors to you.

Food

Happy Hour at Sake's Bar

Japan village food hall

FRIDAYS

4-7PM

Kick off your Fridays with a delightful evening at Sake's Bar during our Happy Hour! Every Friday from 4-7 PM, enjoy $2 off your favorite beers and $1 off Sake and Chuuhais. Unwind in the heart of Japan Village's food hall and start your weekend on a delightful note.

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BookOff 2 Year Anniversary Celebration

The Loft (Japan Village 2nd Floor)

2/24 & 2/25/2024

11AM - 7PM

Join us in celebrating BookOff's remarkable two-year journey! As we commemorate this milestone, prepare for exciting surprises and special events. Dive into the Anime Mystery Bags, filled with curated surprises, and don't miss your chance to participate in the Fubuki Raffle for a shot at exclusive prizes. BookOff's 2 Year Anniversary promises a day filled with joy, excitement, and a celebration of all things literary and animated. Come be a part of the festivities and share the love for books and anime!

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+MNA Musical Performance

The Loft (Japan Village 2nd Floor)

2/17/2024

2PM & 4PM

Immerse yourself in the captivating melodies of +MNA at The LOFT! This musical performance is set to enchant audiences with a harmonious blend of sounds that traverse genres and emotions. Join us at 2 pm and 4 pm for a musical journey that transcends boundaries and creates an unforgettable experience. Whether you're a music enthusiast or simply looking for a delightful afternoon, +MNA promises a performance that will leave you wanting more.

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Shamisen Show

The Loft (Japan Village 2nd Floor)

2/4 & 2/11 2024

2:30PM &
4PM

Dive into the mesmerizing world of the Japanese Shamisen with the enchanting performances by Yuzu at The LOFT, Japan Village! On January 7th, attendees were captivated by Yuzu's showcase of Japanese folk music, original compositions, and popular American songs on the traditional Shamisen.Due to popular demand, Yuzu will grace The LOFT stage again on January 14th and 28th, offering two captivating performances at 2:30 PM and 4:00 PM each day. Don't miss the chance to immerse yourself in the soul-stirring melodies of the Shamisen in this unique musical experience. Join us for an afternoon filled with cultural resonance and musical brilliance at Japan Village's upcoming Shamisen performances.

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Karaoke Saturdays

The Loft (Japan Village 2nd Floor)

2/10/2024

2:30 PM - 6 PM

Get ready to unleash your inner rockstar at Karaoke Saturdays at The LOFT! Happening every second Saturday of the month, this musical extravaganza promises an evening filled with your favorite tunes, great vibes, and unforgettable moments. Whether you're a seasoned karaoke pro or a first-timer, join us for a night of musical fun and socializing. The stage is set, the mic is yours – see you there for a melodious escape!

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Fukushima fair

Sunrise Mart & KUraichi

2/3-2/9/2024

ALL DAY

Experience the cultural richness of Japan at the Fukushima Fair, a captivating event set to unfold over seven days at Sunrise Mart in Japan Village. Immerse yourself in the essence of Japanese culinary delights that showcase the deliciousness of Fukushima Prefecture. Explore authentic Japanese cuisine, a cultural extravaganza that transports visitors to the heart of the prefecture. Taking place in early February, the Fukushima Fair is a celebration of diversity and community spirit. Join us for a week-long journey filled with delicious and savory flavors, and the warm hospitality that defines Japanese culture. Save the date and mark your calendar for this unforgettable experience. Β Please stay tuned for further updates, and get ready to embark on a cultural adventure at Sunrise Mart in Japan Village.

In celebration of everything delectable that is produced in the prefecture of Fukushima, we at Kuraichi are offering a special limited-time offer for a Fukushima sake and food pairing for online delivery.

More information - Fukushima Sake + Food Pairing

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Noto Earthquake Sake
Charity Event

The Loft (Japan Village 2nd Floor)

2/3/2024

3 PM - 6 PM

Support a noble cause at the Noto Earthquake Sake Charity Event held at The LOFT in Japan Village. This event aims to provide aid to Ishikawa Prefecture and surrounding areas, which were affected shortly after 4 p.m. on New Year's Day. Enjoy an evening of sake tasting and socializing, knowing that all proceeds from the event will go directly to the hard-hit regions. Come together for a night of compassion and community support.

Indulge in a Sake Tasting Flight with a set of 3 cups for just $10. You can also purchase bottles of your favorite sake on-site.

Moreover, all profits from the event will be generously donated to charity.

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setsubun event

The Loft (Japan Village 2nd Floor)

2/3/2024

2PM - 3PM

Embrace the spirit of Setsubun at The LOFT! Join us for a traditional Japanese celebration where families come together to chase away ogres by throwing beans for good luck. It's a cultural experience filled with joy and positive energy. The event takes place from 2-3 pm, offering a unique opportunity for families to bond and partake in this age-old tradition. Don't miss the chance to ward off ogres and welcome good fortune!

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Karaoke Night

The Loft (Japan Village 2nd Floor)

1/13/24

2:30PM START

Join us for an unforgettable musical experience at KARAOKE SATURDAYs! Immerse yourself in the joy of singing, dancing, and revelry at The LOFT, located on the 2nd floor of Japan Village. Mark your calendars for January 13th, from 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM, as we transform the day into a vibrant celebration of music and camaraderie.

Indulge in an afternoon filled with tunes, tasty snacks, and delightful drinks, all in the cozy ambiance of The LOFT. Whether you're a seasoned performer or just want to enjoy the show, this karaoke event promises great entertainment for everyone.

No need to RSVP – simply show up and let the music take you on a journey. Make it a Karaoke Saturday to remember, where the melodies flow, the dance floor beckons, and good times abound. We can't wait to share this musical extravaganza with you!

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japanese new year

The Loft (Japan Village 2nd Floor)

1/1/2024

12PM START

Join us starting at 12 PM for a series of enchanting Traditional Japanese New Year Ceremonies that will immerse you in the rich cultural tapestry of Japan:
🍢 12 PM - Sake Barrel Breaking Ceremony (Kagami Biraki):Indulge in the age-old tradition of Kagami Biraki as we herald the New Year by breaking open a ceremonial sake barrel. Join us in toasting to new beginnings and savoring the symbolic first sips of the year.
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🦁 1 PM and 3 PM - Japanese Lion Dance (Shishi-Mai):Marvel at the mesmerizing Japanese Lion Dance, a captivating performance aimed at warding off evil spirits and ushering in good luck for the upcoming year. Experience the vibrant energy and grace of this traditional dance at both 1 PM and 3 PM.
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🍑 2 PM and 4 PM - Mochi Pounding Ceremony (Mochitsuki):Participate in our annual Mochi Pounding Ceremony, a delightful event open to all ages, especially kids! Test your mochi-making skills by wielding the mallet and join the fun of crafting this beloved Japanese treat. The pounding sessions are scheduled for 2 PM and 4 PM.
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Event Schedule (12 PM - 4 PM):
12 PM: 🍢 Sake Barrel Breaking Ceremony (Kagami Biraki)1 PM: 🦁 Japanese Lion Dance (Shishi-Mai)
2 PM: 🍑 Mochi Pounding Ceremony (Mochitsuki)
3 PM: 🦁 Japanese Lion Dance (Shishi-Mai)
4 PM: 🍑 Mochi Pounding Ceremony (Mochitsuki)πŸŽ‰ We can’t wait to see you there! πŸŽ‰
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Come and be a part of this festive occasion as we embrace the traditions of Japan and welcome the New Year with joy, symbolism, and community spirit.

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New Year's Eve calligraphy event & performance by rihaku

The Loft (Japan Village 2nd Floor)

12/31/2023

1:30PM START

We present the "2024 Fortunes in Calligraphy" event and performance by the esteemed Calligraphy master, RIHAKU!Β 
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1:30 PM - Calligraphy Event:Witness the artistry of RIHAKU as she delicately crafts your name in Kanji through her mesmerizing calligraphy. You'll have the unique opportunity to purchase these personalized masterpieces.
3:30 PM - Calligraphy Performance:Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of calligraphy as RIHAKU unveils a grand New Year's phrase for 2024 on a colossal canvas. Experience the beauty of her calligraphy performance, filled with well-wishes for the upcoming year.
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🌟 Special Announcement:Starting next year, Japan Village will host regular calligraphy classes, offering you the chance to explore the art form on a deeper level.
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🎊 Why Attend?Join us for a cultural journey into the world of calligraphy, where tradition meets innovation. RIHAKU's expertise and talent promise an unforgettable experience, making this New Year's Eve a truly magical and artistic celebration.
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πŸ’Œ RSVP Now:Secure your spot at the Loft in Japan Village for this unique and festive event. We eagerly await the opportunity to share the joy of calligraphy and ring in the New Year with you.
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Don't miss out on this extraordinary New Year's Eve celebration at Japan Village – where tradition, art, and joy come together in a harmonious blend. We can't wait to welcome you on December 31st!

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Tuna Cutting Show

The Loft (Japan Village 2nd Floor)

12/30

1PM

Step into a world where precision meets culinary artistry at the Tuna Cutting Show. Join us for a captivating visual spectacle at Sunrise Mart, WakuWaku, and various spots in the Japan Village Food Court. Witness the skillful hands of our expert chefs as they showcase the meticulous art of cutting and preparing Tuna with unparalleled precision.Immerse yourself in the performance, where each slice is a testament to years of culinary expertise. Post-show, let your taste buds rejoice as you indulge in the freshness of Tuna through an exquisite array of dishes. From the simplicity of sashimi to the intricate rolls of temaki and the classic appeal of sushi, experience the culinary journey that follows the Tuna Cutting Show. This event is not just about watchingβ€”it's about savoring the flavors, textures, and craftsmanship that make Tuna cutting a true culinary spectacle. Join us for the Tuna Cutting Show, where the art of cutting meets the pleasure of tasting.

Image of chef displaying fileted tuna
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Tuna Weekend

Japan Village (Multiple Locations)

12/30 - 1/1

ALL DAY

Embark on a gastronomic journey at Tuna Weekend, an event that promises a symphony of flavors and culinary excellence. Join us at Sunrise Mart, WakuWaku, and various spots in the Japan Village Food Court for a weekend filled with Tuna delights. Immerse yourself in the Tuna Cutting Show on 12/30 from 1pm, a captivating visual feast of precision and culinary artistry that will leave you spellbound. As the expert chefs showcase their skills in the Tuna Cutting Show, witness the mastery of their craft in handling the majestic Tuna. After the mesmerizing performance, treat your taste buds to an array of delectable dishes, including fresh sashimi, expertly crafted temaki, and mouthwatering sushi. Indulge in the freshness and quality of the Tuna, making this weekend not just an event but a sensorial experience for all food enthusiasts. Join us for Tuna Weekend and savor the essence of Japanese culinary finesse.

Poster for tuna week event
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Japanese Holiday Makers Market

Large Cabin in Courtyard & The Loft (Japan Village 2nd Floor)

12/16 - 12/24

12 PM

Dive into the enchanting realm of Niji - the Japanese Handmade Crafts Event🎨 We're elated to showcase the boundless creativity of our talented Japanese artists, breathing life into intricate handmade crafts. ✨  🀝✨Whether you're indulging yourself or searching for a thoughtful gift, our craft show offers something for everyone! πŸŽπŸ’– Explore a stunning array of earrings, necklaces, and more, each infused with a touch of Japanese inspiration. πŸŒΈπŸ“Ώ

‍Event Details:Dates & Hours:
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Dec 16 (Sat): 12:00 - 20:00
Dec 17 (Sun) - Dec 22 (Fri): 12:00 - 18:00
Dec 23 (Sat): 12:00 - 19:00Dec 24 (Sun): 12:00 - 15:00

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Large Cabin in Courtyard: Dec 16 (Sat) - Dec 22 (Fri)
2nd Floor Event Space: Dec 23 (Sat) & Dec 24 (Sun)Join us in the heart of Japan Village's courtyard and experience the magic of Niji from December 16th to 24th!

Poster for handcrafts event
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Winter Holiday Craft Fair

The Loft (Japan Village 2nd Floor)

12/16 & 12/17

11 AM - 6 PM

Immerse yourself in the world of exquisite pottery at Japan Village's Winter Holiday Craft Fair! Explore a diverse array of masterpieces, from the traditional to contemporary. Witness the harmonious blend of tradition and innovation as celebrated potters, artisans, and crafters showcase their awe-inspiring creations. Don't miss the chance to experience the rich heritage and artistic brilliance at this one of a kind event! #JapanVillage Plus, shop for unique ceramics, accessories, and clothes on the 2nd floor of LOFT on December 16 and 17!

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Shamisen Show

The Loft (Japan Village 2nd Floor)

12/10

2:30PM & 4PM

🎢 Immerse yourself in the enchanting sounds of the Japanese Shamisen by Yuzu at Japan Village in Industry City, Brooklyn. Catch the performance on the 10th, with two sets at 2:30 pm and 4 pm on the 2nd floor "The Loft." πŸ•’πŸ•“ Yuzu will showcase Japanese folk music, original compositions, and popular American songs on the traditional Shamisen. Join us for a unique musical experience that bridges cultures! πŸ“ Location: 2nd floor "The Loft," Japan Village, Industry City, Brooklyn.

Poster for Shamisen event
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PERFORMANCE BY οΌ‹MNA

The Loft (Japan Village 2nd Floor)

12/9

12PM - 1:30PM

🎢 Join us for a soulful celebration as Pop Soul group +MNA takes the stage at Japan Village! 🌸 Immerse yourself in the magic of their music with two captivating sets featuring +MNA or Marquis & Aki. 🎀🎹 These talented artists specialize in crafting J-pop and indie tunes that resonate with the heart and soul. ✨ Check out their latest masterpiece, 'Flower,' on YouTube.🌷 Don't miss this musical journey filled with harmony and emotion! 🎡 🎢

1st set : 12:00~12:40
2nd set : 12:50~13:30
Venue: Japan Village 2nd Floor, around the red bridge.

🌟Check them out onYoutubeApple Music

Image of musical performers +MNA
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Popin' cookin

Japan village Courtyard Large Cabin

12/9

11AM-4:15PM

Embark on a whimsical journey into Kawaii Gummy Land at Japan Village's Popin'Cookin' workshop in Brooklyn, NY on December 9th from 11 AM to 4:15 PM! 🌈✨ Create delightful miniature treats with the DIY candy kits, turning an ordinary day into a delicious adventure. πŸ¬πŸŽ‰ The workshop will take place in the Japan Village courtyard, inside the large cabin. The event offers five time slots, allowing participants to craft their edible masterpieces during sessions. πŸ•°οΈ Perfect for families and friends, each group can have up to four participants. πŸ‘¨πŸ‘©πŸ‘§πŸ‘¦ Don't miss the chance to register for free admission by emailing info@oplanning.com.
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For more details.

Poster image for the Popin' Cookin DIY Kids event
Family

THIS WEEKEND’S LARGEST EVENT AT JAPAN VILLAGE FIRST FLOOR

WAKUWAKU

05/19-05/24

4PM

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